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Spatial-sound topology of the museum's architectural space.

Saraoui, Selma; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar; Attar, Abdelghani


Selma Saraoui

Azeddine Belakehal

Amar Bennadji

Abdelghani Attar


The present work aims to demonstrate that a topological characterization of architectural space would amount to a presence and a participation of sound. In other words, the sound, itself and similarly to the human body, will be able to generate new spatiality that can be characterized 'topologically'. The museum considered as an architectural work intended for the public, is the object of study of this investigation. A corpus of thirty international museums was subjected to analysis in accordance with the model developed and based on the notions of 'route' and 'sequence'. Using statistical analyzes of the data collected for this corpus. It is to be admitted that the sound enhances the museum route thanks to the continuities and discontinuities with the basic form of the building. It is from this relationship that the sound topologies are born. The full text of this article is in French.


SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., BENNADJI, A. and ATTAR, A. 2018. Spatial-sound topology of the museum's architectural space. Courrier du savoir [online], 26, pages 571-584. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 2, 2018
Online Publication Date Jul 11, 2018
Publication Date Jul 11, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 2, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 2, 2018
Journal Courrier du savoir
Print ISSN 1112-3338
Electronic ISSN 1112-3338
Publisher University of Biskra
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Pages 571-584
Keywords Sound; Topology; Discontinuities; Sequences; Route
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